Rufino Tamayo - Evening & Day Editions London Wednesday, January 18, 2023 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Juan Carlos Pereda 256-259, 264

  • Catalogue Essay

    Including Profil de hombre (Profile of a Man); Cabeza en rojo (Head in Red); Cabeza sobre fondo verde (Head on Green Background); Dos personajes (Two People); and Figura (Figure)

  • Artist Biography

    Rufino Tamayo

    Mexican • 1899 - 1991

    Born in Oaxaca, Mexico, Rufino Tamayo was an incredibly prolific artist working until his death at the age of 91. Half-European and half-Zapotec Indian, Tamayo produced work that was defined by his mestizo, or mixed-blood, heritage. Through his studies, Tamayo was exposed to every artistic school of his time including Fauvism, the classical French school, Cubism and Abstract Expressionism, all of which contributed to his style as it developed throughout his life.

    Tamayo reacted strongly against the Mexican muralists who dominated the art scene during his coming of age. Instead, his work is firmly grounded in realism while taking creative liberties in color and composition. His art emulates a unique blend of Cubism and Surrealism, joined with a deep understanding of Mexican culture.

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Rufino Tamayo 15 Aguafuertes (15 Etchings): five plates (P. 256-259, 264)

Five etchings with carborundum in colours, on Guarro paper, the full sheets.
all S. approx. 76 x 56 cm (29 7/8 x 22 in.), three horizontal
Signed and numbered 9/99 in black or white crayon (there were also 15 artist's proofs in Roman numerals), published by Ediciones Polígrafa, S.A., Barcelona, all unframed.

£5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for £10,710

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 18 - 19 January 2023